Jonathan Schalow defeated Chris Pierson 256-226 to win the MAST event at Prairie Lanes Saturday. Schalow finished his 905 qualifying set with games of 237 and 255 to climb from 23rd to 9th, then advanced through match play with wins over Shaun Taliaferro 214-180, Ken Duffield 240-213, and Dave Beres 206-204. The victory was Schalow’s fourth career MAST title.
Schalow received $452 for the win, with Pierson taking home $250 for second. The other match-play payouts were $160 for 3rd-4th, $121 for 5th-8th, and $93 for 9th-16th.
48 bowlers competed on the 47-foot WTBA Paris oil pattern. It took a four-game qualifying total of 873 to advance to match play. Duffield led qualifying with 1006 and will receive 25 bonus points in the M&J Truck & Auto Repair Points Race. This event also saw the tour’s first honor count of the season, with Riley Smith shooting 300 in the opening round of match play.
Tour co-sponsor Schwoegler’s Pro Shop provided a Storm Phaze II bowling ball at cost, won by Dan Seppa. Host center Prairie Lanes provided a lineage discount, and added two $10 gift cards won by Tim Janz and Todd Kjell. Combined with funds from tour co-sponsor M&J Truck & Auto Repair, an extra $241 was added to the tournament prize fund. MAST extends a huge Thank You to Schwoegler’s Pro Shop, M&J Truck and Auto Repair, and Prairie Lanes for their generosity.
Our next event is the split-squad doubles event at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge on Saturday, November 5th. Please check the MAST Facebook page or contact a MAST tournament official to reserve a spot.